What is music therapy?

Music Therapy is the strategic use of music and music activities by a board certified music therapist to address non-musical goals and objectives. 

Who can benefit from music therapy?

Children and adults with a variety of special needs including but not limited to: Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Down Syndrome and other chromosomal disorders, Intellectually Delayed and/or Disabled, Alzheimer’s and other aging-related concerns.


Everyone can enjoy, relate to, and engage in their preferred type of music or music involvement (playing instruments, singing, dancing, etc).  Music is highly motivating and instantly rewarding, making it a key avenue for learning new and difficult information and skills, as well as allowing for emotional connection and expression within the safety of the music and therapeutic relationship.  Music Therapists are specifically trained to use a variety of live and client-preferred music designed to connect with, inspire change towards a non-musical goal, and reward the progress within the music therapy session. 

We provide individualized music therapy assessments, treatment plan development using client-preferred, customized and often original music, on-going data collection and analysis, recordings of songs for use and practice at home, and regular parent/care-giver meetings to discuss and update progress.  Sessions are typically weekly and are scheduled for 30-50 minutes per session depending on the clients needs and goals.

can music therapy be reimbursed using insurance or medicaid?

Music therapy is listed as a health service under several In Home and Family Support Program Waivers in the state of Texas. Some private insurance companies have covered music therapy services on a case-by-case basis. Scholarship programs are another resource for funding services. Please see click here for more details on reimbursement.


For all other inquiries on music therapy FAQ's, check out the American Music Therapy Association FAQ's page here or ask one of our music therapists!